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Pakistan in Ireland, 2011

Niall McDonnell included for Pakistan ODIs

May 19, 2011: Uncapped opening batsman Niall McDonnell has been included in Ireland's 14-man squad for the upcoming two-match ODI series against Pakistan

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Cricket Ireland

Andre Botha announces retirement

May 4, 2011: The Ireland allrounder Andre Botha has announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 35, after an injury-plagued finale to a career in which he represented his country on 141 occasions

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Ireland v Zimbabwe, World Cup warm-up, Nagpur

Botha and O'Brien secure tight victory

Feb 15, 2011: Ireland secured an impressive four-wicket victory against Zimbabwe to highlight their potential for making a mark on the World Cup

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Canada v Ireland, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Toronto, 3rd day

Canada fight back in tense chase

Sep 2, 2010: A fighting 121-run stand for the ninth wicket, a probing opening spell and a late run-out helped Canada dominate much of the third day in a game in which the advantage has swung from one side to the other.

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Canada v Ireland, ICC Intercontinental Cup, Toronto, 2nd day

Canada stare defeat despite Osinde, Surkari heroics

Sep 1, 2010: A five-wicket haul by Henry Osinde and a strong second-innings start anchored by Zubin Sukari helped Canada dominate most of the second day in Toronto, but Ireland struck towards the end to reclaim control

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Canada v Ireland, Associates T20 Series

Hiral Patel inspires Canada win

Feb 3, 2010: Hiral Patel, the 18-year-old Canada opener, produced a sensational display on debut to set up victory for Canada over Ireland in the Associates Twenty20 Series at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo

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Ireland cricket

Ireland back players ahead of 2011 World Cup

Jan 15, 2010: Cricket Ireland has announced it will award six full-time contracts in the build-up to the 2011 World Cup

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Plays of the day

Loose start, bright finish

Jun 10, 2009: Cricinfo presents the plays of the day from the ICC World Twenty20 match between India and Ireland at Trent Bridge

George Binoy at Trent Bridge

Ireland v Netherlands, ICC World Twenty20 warm-up match, Lord's

Ireland clinch thriller via Super Over

Jun 1, 2009: After an exciting tie Ireland finally clinched victory by four runs via a one-over eliminator

The Bulletin by George Binoy at Lord's

ICC World Twenty20 2009

Bray and Stirling return to Ireland's World Twenty20 squad

May 6, 2009: Ireland have virtually retained the same squad that won the recent World Cup Qualifiers tournament in South Africa

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World Cup Qualifier 2009

ICC approves changes to Scotland, Canada and Ireland squads

Apr 10, 2009: Gordon Drummond replaced Gordon Goudie in the Scotland squad, Ashif Mulla replaced John Davison in the Canada squad and Phil Eaglestone replaced Andre Botha in the Ireland squad

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ICC Intercontinental Cup 2007-08

Ireland and Namibia dominate Associate dream team

Oct 28, 2008: Four Ireland players and three from Namibia have been chosen in an ICC Intercontinental Cup team of the tournament, ahead of the final between the two teams on Thursday

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Ireland v Kenya, 1st ODI, Belfast

Botha stars in Ireland win

Aug 24, 2008: Kenya's miserable tour of Britain continued on Sunday with a 33-run defeat by Ireland in the first of three ODIs

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Ireland v Scotland, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers, Belfast

Botha shines in Ireland win

Aug 2, 2008: Low-scoring matches are not usually very exciting as they tend to be one-sided, but the game between the Celtic rivals ended up a thriller. Ireland, after dismissing Scotland cheaply, eventually scraped home by four wickets with one ball to spare, after c

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European Championships, Division 1, Dublin

Ireland retain European title

Jul 31, 2008: Ireland defended their European Championship title with a comfortable seven-wicket victory against Scotland at Clontarf

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Netherlands v Ireland, Rotterdam, 3rd day

Connell puts Ireland firmly in command

Jul 11, 2008: Ireland continued their domination over Netherlands on the third day in Rotterdam, compiling 400 for 6 before blowing the home side away for just 127. Following on, Netherlands limped to 49 for 3

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Netherlands v Ireland, Rotterdam, 2nd day

Botha motors onwards on frustrating day

Jul 10, 2008: Only 19 overs were possible on the second day in Rotterdam, but there was enough time for Andre Botha to progress from his overnight 103 to 152, and Ireland went to stumps on 296 for 4

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Netherlands v Ireland, Rotterdam, 1st day

Botha gives Ireland advantage

Jul 9, 2008: Andre Botha's century meant Ireland took the honours on a rain-shortened opening day against Netherlands in Rotterdam.

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Ireland v Bangladesh A, Twenty20 match, Eglinton

Botha shines in easy Ireland win

Jun 28, 2008: Andre Botha struck an unbeaten 41-ball 62 which included four fours and two sixes to take Ireland to 161 for 6, before their bowlers combined to bowl out Bangladesh A for a paltry 79 to complete an emphatic 82-run win in Eglinton

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Ireland in Bangladesh 2007-08

Stirling picked for Bangladesh tour

Feb 13, 2008: The 17-year-old Cliftonville batsman, Paul Stirling, has been called into the Ireland squad for next month's tour of Bangladesh

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